Big earrings and gold chains, serious ink and killer heels. Her bold talons will make you dread the day you dare pick a fight with the toughest girl on the block. Rose Raflores is one sassy girl and the founder and owner of Gastown’s recently christened Crown the Queens.
Queens is Vancouver’s first female-based urban lifestyle boutique. It also houses its own private label of one-of-a-kind tees, unique accessories and nail art. According to Rose, the idea for Queens arose out of a variety of influences. She cites music, friends and New York as her key inspirations behind the brand. She says, “My dream is to be in fashion and live in New York – to live that whole lifestyle. I’m just really in love with the city. I feel like the idea for the store came from my love of fashion and the environment. I thought, ‘Why can’t I have the things that I love altogether, and just put it in a store?’”
“The whole store is based on things that I like. Basically, I am sharing with Vancouver and the world what is me: my influences, things that I like, my style. I know that it’s not for everybody, but I am sure that there are things in [the store] that I am sure people will like,” says Rose.
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